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Varactor Diodes Tout Low Phase Noise

April 12, 2011 2:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions' SMV2025-079LF silicon surface mount, hyperabrupt tuning varactor diode is appropriate for use as a high-Q tuning element in an RF voltage controlled osscillator (VCO), voltage-controlled phase shifter

Motor-run Caps Said to Offer 44 Percent Volume Reduction Over Conventional Caps

April 12, 2011 2:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The EPCOS MotorCap DM (direct mold) Series of motor run capacitors is implemented in a new housing technology in which the capacitor windings are directly molded in plastic, allowing

Oscillators Are Designed to Minimize Jitter

April 12, 2011 2:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced a family of crystal oscillators (XOs) and voltage-controlled XOs (VCXOs) designed to minimize jitter and design complexity for a range of applications up to 250 MHz. The Si51x XO/VCXO family offers

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Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes Tout Low Forward Voltage, Fast Recovery Time

April 12, 2011 2:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rohm Semiconductor announced the availability of the SCS1xxAGC Series of high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky barrier diodes (SBD). According to the company, this new class of SiC diodes offers

Thin Antenna Includes GPS and 3G Functionality

April 12, 2011 2:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse introduced a thin, active global positioning system (GPS) antenna with Global 3G functionality including GPRS, GSM, UMTS, and WCDMA. The W4150GG5000 antenna can be installed with either side facing up so

Ceramic Chip Capacitor Array Comes in EIA 0508 Size

April 12, 2011 1:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The KEMET Ceramic Chip Capacitor Array is a passive technology where multiple capacitor elements are integrated into one common monolithic structure. Features include

Polymer Tantalum Cap Series Touts Greater Capacitance in Smaller Form Factors

April 12, 2011 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET expanded its Polymer Tantalum portfolio. The T528 Low equivalent series resistance (ESR)/ equivalent series inductance (ESL) Series, T521 High Voltage Series and T520 Polymer Tantalum Series all feature

Chip Resistors Are Glueable

April 12, 2011 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics offers chip resistors optimized for use with conductive adhesives and which maintain performance at high temperature up to 200°C in applications such as hybrid microcircuits or medical MRI scanners where

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Oscillators Offer Low Current Consumption, Small Footprint

April 12, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions, now offers a new series of small footprint, low current consumption oscillators for small and portable devices. The F100 HCMOS oscillator family is

SMD Antennas Suit Near Field Communications

April 12, 2011 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

PREMO’s SDTR1103-HF Series SMD antenna is suitable for signal´s reception at 2 MHz and/or 13,56 MHz Tx/Rx for NFC applications. The antenna has a high surface resistance NiZn ferrite core material (>10 Mohm/mm) and low initial permeability to work at high frequency. This provides

Anti-moisture Metal Film Resistors Handle Up to 1600 VDC

April 12, 2011 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics released the RNV Series of axial leaded metal film resistors. The series has a standard ¼-Watt body size and is able to handle voltages up to

Smoke-Detector IC Receives UL Certification

April 12, 2011 10:28 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced that its RE46C190 3V programmable photoelectric Smoke-Detector IC received UL component certification for use in single- and multiple-station smoke alarms, per specification UL 217.

CIT Relay & Switch offers Custom Designed MH Series

April 12, 2011 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CIT Relay & Switch custom version of the MH Series is now available to all design engineers looking for even more variety in this highly reliable switch. The MH series has always offered multiple LED color choices including bi-color illumination with and without actuator.

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Return to Zero - Pop Goes the Weasel

April 12, 2011 9:45 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Contrarian corner: The 3DS

April 12, 2011 6:45 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

E3 2010: the mecca for gamers. Nintendo officially unveils the 3DS, and gamers everywhere swoon in fits of ecstasy. I finally try out Nintendo’s miracle handheld, and my impressions are…underwhelming. The mainstream gaming press was a bit less, shall we say, nuanced...

Murata Develops World's Lowest Profile RF Micro Coaxial Connector Series

April 12, 2011 6:28 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America today announced the release of the world's lowest profile RF micro coaxial connector series. The new JSC series has a maximum profile of just 1.0mm, making it ideal for high-tech wireless products...

Rack cases feature good EMC performance

April 12, 2011 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The latest addition to Verotec’s family of 19 inch rack cases is the Veroshield 19” EMC screened version, which combines the ability to easily mount a wide range of electronic, electric and electro-mechanical equipment in a standard 19” enclosure with good EMC performance.

Zero-drift Amplifier Achieves Industry’s Lowest Voltage Noise

April 12, 2011 5:35 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced today the industry’s lowest-noise, zero-drift operational amplifier. The ADA4528 zero-drift op amp is designed for instrumentation and medical applications that require precision over time and temperature without system calibration.

Chip resistors feature power ratings from 50mW to 1500mW

April 12, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

State of the Art, Inc. (SOTA) announces the offering of their Z termination line of miniature, high reliability chip resistors. Thin single surface and wrap around designs. The resistors range in size form 0402 (.040" X .020") to 2512 (.025" X .025")...

Line Driver Demonstrates Compliance with EMI-EMC Requirements of RTCA-DO-160G

April 12, 2011 5:19 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits today announced compliance of its 5V ARINC 429 line driver, HI-8592, with the EMI/EMC requirements of RTCA/DO-160G, Section 21, Category P. This specification provides a standardized test methodology...

Efficient Motion Control Engineering with Siemens Simotion Scout

April 12, 2011 4:30 am | Videos | Comments

Seen as a whole, SIMOTION in Version 4.2 is packed with many new features, which support the programmer so that he can create error-free, stable motion control applications in an even more user-friendly fashion, faster and more efficiently.

N-Channel and P-Channel MOSFETS Come in Miniature SOT-563 Package

April 11, 2011 1:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the introduction of its CMLDM3757 dual, complementary N-Channel and P-Channel MOSFETs packaged in the miniature SOT-563 surface mount case. Both devices have a maximum rated drain-source voltage of 20 V, and a

Power Inductors Assert Enhanced Power Conversion Efficiency

April 11, 2011 1:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s BRHL2518 (2.5 mm x 1.8 mm, with a maximum height of 1.5 mm) wire-wound chip power inductors are presented as helping to realize a more compact DC/DC converter, and to enhance power conversion efficiency. Compared to

VCO Operates at 3830 MHz

April 11, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3830-3830 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3830 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has

Large Diameter, Solder-in EMI Filters Wishstand up to 300°C

April 11, 2011 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the latest addition to its solder-in filter product line, .400" diameter mounting with high temperature construction able to withstand 300°C installation. This new filter offers

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